Bank of the West, a San Francisco-based bank, has selected log management solutions provider LogRhythm to automate and centralize its security monitoring, alerting and investigations, as well as regulatory compliance reporting of security events as related to Sarbanes Oxley and GLBA.

Bank of the West selected LogRhythm for its ability to provide deep visibility into internal systems and web server activity by combining log management/analysis and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) in a single integrated solution.

Bank of the West will use LogRhythm to analyze and alert on system logs continuously collected from three datacenters, 700 branch and retail locations, 2,500 servers, and 2,000 security and network devices. To take advantage of the visibility provided by LogRhythm into IT systems across the enterprise, the bank’s network, server/desktop, and database management teams will also share access to the system.

Bank of the West also plans to use LogRhythm to monitor application logs on several sensitive financial systems to assist in preventing fraud.

Wayne Proctor, VP of information security for Bank of the West, said: “LogRhythm incorporates powerful log and event visualization tools, smart alerts, and data trending reports. LogRhythm will enable our security team to centrally manage security and more quickly address IT audit, SOX and GLBA reporting. We were impressed with LogRhythm’s ease of deployment, intuitive user interface, and powerful forensic investigation tools.”

Chris Petersen, founder and CTO of LogRhythm, said: “For Bank of the West, which has a large and very distributed environment, managing security and meeting reporting requirements for GLBA and SOX is a monumental task even with a large IT staff. LogRhythm does the heavy lifting to enable Bank of the West’s IT team to proactively monitor security events across the enterprise, perform rapid and efficient investigations, and meet regulatory compliance requirements – without adding headcount and spending hours or days manually sifting through logs.”